Lyon vs Juventus Champions League preview: the place to observe, predicted line-ups, group information

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Lyon vs Juventus Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news



Lyon welcome Juventus within the UEFA Champions League spherical of 16 on 26 February at 21:00 CET. This web page will replace with group information, quotes and knowledgeable evaluation as kick-off approaches.LYON v JUVENTUS: BUILD-UP

The place to observe the sport on TVFans can discover their native UEFA Champions League broadcast companion(s) right here.Because the group stageLyonForm: WLDLWWDWWWWDWLLatest: Lyon 1-Zero Marseille, 12/02, French Cup quarter-finals Subsequent: Strasbourg (h), 16/02The place they stand: ninth in Ligue 1, French Cup semi-finals, League Cup finalJuventusForm: DLWLWWWWWLWWLatest: AC Milan 1-1 Juventus, 13/02, Coppa Italia semi-final first legNext: Brescia (h), 16/02The place they stand: 2nd in Serie A, Coppa Italia semi-finalsPossible line-upsLyon: To followMisses subsequent recreation if booked: KonéJuventus: To followMisses subsequent recreation if booked: MatuidiExpert predictionsDavid Crossan, Lyon reporter: To followPaolo Menicucci, Juventus reporter: To followWhat the coaches sayTo followPrevious conferences• That is the perimeters’ fifth match, all within the final six years. Juve gained three of the primary 4 fixtures, together with a pair of 1-Zero victories in France.• The groups first met within the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, Leonardo Bonucci scoring the one aim of the primary leg at Lyon’s former residence, the Stade de Gerland, 5 minutes from time. Andrea Pirlo elevated Juve’s combination benefit 4 minutes into the Turin return and, though Jimmy Briand’s 18th-minute strike gave OL hope, a Samuel Umtiti personal aim halfway by the second half sealed Juventus’s place within the semi-finals.• Within the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, Juventus once more secured a slim victory in France, Juan Cuadrado getting the one aim with 14 minutes left on the OL Stadium on Matchday 3. The Bianconeri regarded set for an additional slim victory on the Juventus Stadium due to Gonzalo Higuaín’s 13th-minute penalty, however Corentin Tolisso earned Lyon a degree with 5 minutes left.• Juve went on to complete first in Group H, third-placed Lyon transferring into the UEFA Europa League, the place they reached the semi-finals.Type guideLyon • Lyon squeezed into the final 16 as Group G runners-up having picked up eight factors from their six video games, another than each Benfica and Zenit. Held 1-1 at residence by Zenit on Matchday 1, Lyon then gained 2-Zero at eventual part winners Leipzig earlier than a 2-1 defeat at Benfica. They turned the tables with a 3-1 residence win towards the Portuguese facet just for a 2-Zero defeat at Zenit to go away their hopes within the steadiness once more – and when Leipzig raced right into a two-goal lead on the OL Stadium, Lyon had been in peril earlier than second-half objectives from Houssem Aouar and, eight minutes from time, Depay salvaged the purpose they wanted to verify of progress.• Regardless of these defeats at Benfica and Zenit, Lyon have misplaced solely 4 of their final 18 European matches (W6 D8).• When Lyon’s Rayan Cherki got here on as an alternative at Zenit on Matchday 5, he grew to become, on the age of 16 years 102 days, the second youngest participant to look within the UEFA Champions League – after Celestine Babayaro, who was aged 16 years 87 days when he performed for Anderlecht towards Olympiacos in November 1994.• Third in Ligue 1 final season, that is Lyon’s 16th UEFA Champions League marketing campaign – 4 greater than every other French membership – and fourth in 5 seasons.• That is Lyon’s 11th spherical of 16 look, the place their combination document is W4 L6. Having gained their first three ties, they’ve misplaced six of the final seven, the newest win towards Actual Madrid in 2009/10 (1-Zero h, 1-1 a).• Les Gones had been eradicated by Barcelona in final season’s spherical of 16 (0-Zero h, 1-5 a).• Lyon drew all 4 residence video games in final season’s UEFA Champions League, and have now gained one in all their final eight residence European matches (D6 L1).• Nonetheless, a 3-2 defeat by CSKA Moskva within the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League spherical of 16 is Lyon’s solely residence reverse in 17 European contests (W8 D8), since that 1-Zero loss to Juventus in October 2016.• The French membership’s document in two-legged knockout ties towards Italian golf equipment is W2 L5. They’d suffered 5 straight eliminations earlier than profitable the newest contest, towards Roma within the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League spherical of 16 (4-2 h, 1-2 a).• Lyon’s final video games towards a Serie A facet got here towards Atalanta within the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League group stage (1-1 h, 0-1 a). That 2017 residence win towards Roma is OL’s solely success of their final 9 matches with Italian sides, residence and away (D2 L6).• Lyon had been UEFA Champions League semi-finalists in 2010.Juventus• The Bianconeri gained 5 of their six Group D video games to complete six factors clear on the prime. They dropped factors solely of their first fixture, Maurizio Sarri’s first European recreation as Juventus coach, being pegged again by two late Atlético Madrid objectives in a 2-2 attract Spain, however went on to beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-Zero in Italy and Lokomotiv Moskva 2-1 residence and away. A 1-Zero residence win towards Atlético and a 2-Zero success at Leverkusen made it six wins of their final 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L3).• Gianluigi Buffon’s look in Leverkusen made him the second oldest participant to function within the UEFA Champions League, aged 41 years 317 days. The one older participant is one other Italian goalkeeper, Marco Ballotta, who performed for Lazio towards Actual Madrid in December 2007 aged 43 years 252 days.• That is Juventus’s 11th UEFA Champions League spherical of 16 tie (W7 L3); they’ve gained the final three, producing a memorable comeback towards Atlético 12 months in the past (0-2 a, 3-Zero h) due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-leg hat-trick.• In 2018/19, below Massimiliano Allegri, Juve completed first of their group and, after turning spherical their last-16 tie towards Atlético, drew 1-1 at Ajax within the first leg of their quarter-final solely to bow out following a 2-1 residence defeat.• Juve had been with no victory in 4 European away matches earlier than profitable at Lokomotiv on Matchday 4, and made it two successive victories at Leverkusen final trip. A 2-1 loss at Younger Boys on Matchday 6 final season ended Juve’s five-match profitable run in UEFA Champions League away matches.• That is Juve’s first two-legged tie towards a French membership since they defeated Monaco within the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League semi-finals (2-Zero a, 2-1 h) to make it 12 combination wins out of 12 towards Ligue 1 opponents.• Higuaín scored each objectives in that 2017 win at Monaco, Juve’s third victory of their final 4 journeys to France (D1).• Juve are unbeaten in eight matches towards French sides, residence and away, since a 2-Zero loss at Bordeaux within the 2009/10 group stage. Their document since is W6 D2.• Champions of Italy for a document eighth season in a row in 2018/19, that is Juve’s 20th UEFA Champions League marketing campaign.• Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have performed in 9 European Cup finals – dropping a document seven, together with all of their final 5.Hyperlinks and trivia• Miralem Pjanić made 90 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon, scoring ten objectives, between 2008 and 2011. He was a Metz participant between 2004 and 2008.• Buffon spent 2018/19 with Paris Saint Germain, making 17 league appearances together with a 5-Zero win towards Lyon on the Parc des Princes on 7 October 2018.• Blaise Matuidi (2011–17) and Adrien Rabiot (2010–19) additionally performed for Paris.• Matuidi additionally represented Troyes (2004–07) and St-Étienne (2007–11) in French soccer whereas Rabiot spent the second half of 2012/13 on mortgage at Toulouse.• Higuaín was born within the French metropolis of Brest, when his father Jorge was taking part in for the native membership.• Lyon coach Rudi Garcia was answerable for Roma between 2013 and 2016, when Pjanić was a part of the Italian membership’s squad; Roma completed second in Serie A behind Juventus in every of Garcia’s first two seasons.• Have performed in Italy:Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma 2014/15)Joachim Andersen (Sampdoria 2017–19)Ciprian Tătărușanu (Fiorentina 2014–17)• Have performed collectively: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa & Miralem Pjanić (Roma 2014/15)Rafael & Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United 2008/09)Bertrand Traoré & Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax 2016/17)Ciprian Tătărușanu & Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina 2014–17)Ciprian Tătărușanu & Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina 2014)Bertrand Traoré & Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea 2015)• Worldwide team-mates:Anthony Lopes & Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Léo Dubois & Blaise Matuidi (France)Kenny Tete, Memphis Depay & Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands)Rafael & Alex Sandro, Danilo, Douglas Costa (Brazil)



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